Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Parent Connection November 14th

By the Light of the Silvery Moon…
          Did you see it? Did it look brighter than usual? Did you notice how much bigger than usual it was?   I’m talking, of course, about the “super” moon. This morning’s full moon happened when the moon was closer to the earth than it has been for many years. Since it was closer than usual, scientists told us that it would appear brighter and bigger. I confess that I was not up at whatever time was the exact moment of the full moon, but as I drove to school this morning God treated me to a wonderful view of his might and power.
          The Psalmist David wrote, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech, night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” Psalm 19:1-4.
          When we look at the moon, the stars, or the sun, God wants us to remember him, he created them for us. All people can see these wonders of God and understand their message to us: God created all things and we will one day stand before this God to answer for the things we’ve done. Unfortunately, nature cannot tell us about our Savior who will stand before God with us and will speak on our behalf. We can only learn about Jesus and all that he has done for us in God’s Word. For me, there was a reminder of that too this morning, I saw the star shining on the mountain in Arctic Valley, a reminder of the coming days of celebration of our Savior’s birth. May all of us remember the Lord each day of our lives and listen to nature’s declarations and to the Word of God.

Insect Invasion
November 19th, 10:00 – Noon for toddlers to 12 year olds and their parents. The morning will have activities, snacks, devotion, and crafts.  Contact Melissa Mittelstadt for more information.  FaithLutheranPreschoolAK@Gmail.com

Basketball this week:
          We have practice on Tuesday and Thursday. We also have a game on Wednesday, Nov. 16th, against Birchwood at Birchwood. The boys’ game will begin at 4:00pm with the girls’ game to follow.  On Friday, November 18th, we will have games at Lumen Christi against Lumen.  The girls will play first at 3:30 and the boys will follow at 4:30.

Junior Choir
Junior Choir will be singing at Faith on November 27th at 10:30.  This will be the rededication service for the school.  Singers will need to wear their choir uniforms.

          Thank you to all those who participated in the Math-a-thon program this year. Our goal was to raise $500.00, we raised $856.50! This is enough to buy one child size wheelchair and supplies for 20 infants. Thank you!

Geography Bee
          The geography bee for 3rd – 8th grades will be on Wednesday at 1:15.  Parents are invited to attend.        

 Thanksgiving Donation Drive
          We have so much to be thankful for!  This is the time of year to share our blessings with those in need.         Faith Lutheran School will be assembling bags for those less fortunate.  You may bring these items this week and next week.  Items we will include in the bags are:
·         small water bottle
·         small cans of pop-top food such as beans or Vienna sausages
·         dried fruit
·         beef jerky    
·         individual packages of hot cocoa mix, tea, and coffee
·         small packages of nuts or trail mix
·         socks (adult size)
·         mittens
·         hand warmers
·         travel size toiletries
·         toothbrushes and toothpaste
·         lip balm
November Hot Lunch
          November hot lunch is on November 17th.  This lunch is provided by the PTF.  We ask that your student bring a donation item for our bag drive mentioned above.  The lunch will be ham, mac n’ cheese, green beans, rolls and pie. 

Special Thanksgiving Worship Service
          Sunday, November 27th at 10:30, Faith Lutheran Church will have a special thanksgiving service, during this service ere will be a rededication of the school.  The school will host an open house following the service and a potluck.  Our Junior Choir will be singing during the service as well.  All are encouraged and invited to attend.

Brrrrr…It Is Cold Outside

          Parents, be sure your student is bringing proper winter gear to school.  Students enjoy their time outside when they can keep warm and dry with hats, gloves, winter coat, boots, and snow pants.

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